Matlab An Introduction with Applications

ISBN-10: 0470108770
ISBN-13: 9780470108772
Edition: 3rd 2008
Authors: Amos Gilat
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List price: $102.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Master MATLAB(r)! If you want a clear, easy-to-use introduction to MATLAB(r), this book is for you! The Third Edition of Amos Gilat's popular MATLAB(r), An Introduction with Applications requires no previous knowledge of MATLAB and computer programming as it helps you understand and apply this incredibly useful and powerful mathematical tool. Thoroughly updated to match MATLAB(r)'s newest release, MATLAB(r) 7.3 (R2007b), the text takes you step by step through MATLAB(r)'s basic features--from simple arithmetic operations with scalars, to creating and using arrays, to three-dimensional plots and solving differential equations. You'll appreciate the many features that make it easy to grasp the material and become proficient in using MATLAB(r), including: * Sample and homework problems that help you hands-on practice solving the kinds of problems you'll encounter in future science and engineering courses * New coverage of the Workspace Window and the save and load commands, Anonymous Functions, Function Functions, Function Handles, Subfunctions and Nested Functions * In-depth discussions of script files, 2-D and 3-D plotting, function files, programming (flow control), polynomials, curve fitting, interpolation, and applications in numerical analysis By showing you not just how MATLAB(r) works but how to use it with real-world applications in mathematics, science, and engineering, MATLAB(r), An Introduction with Applications, Third Edition will turn you into a MATLAB(r) master faster than you imagined.

Preface
Introduction
Starting with MATLAB
Starting MATLAB, MATLAB Windows
Working in the Command Window
Arithmetic Operations with Scalars
Order of Precedence
Using MATLAB as a Calculator
Display Formats
Elementary Math Built-In Functions
Defining Scalar Variables
The Assignment Operator
Rules About Variable Names
Predefined Variables and keywords
Useful Commands for Managing Variables
Script Files
Notes About Script Files
Creating and Saving a Script File
Running (Executing) a Script File
Current Directory
Examples of MATLAB Applications
Problems
Creating Arrays
Creating a One-Dimensional Array (Vector)
Creating a Two-Dimensional Array (Matrix)
The zeros, ones and eye Commands
Notes About Variables in MATLAB
The Transpose Operator
Array Addressing
Vector
Matrix
Using a Colon: in Addressing Arrays
Adding Elements to Existing Variables
Deleting Elements
Built-In Functions for Handling Arrays
Strings and Strings as Variables
Problems
Mathematical Operations with Arrays
Addition and Subtraction
Array Multiplication
Array Division
Element-by-Element Operations
Using Arrays in MATLAB Built-In Math Functions
Built-In Functions for Analyzing Arrays
Generation of Random Numbers
Examples of MATLAB Applications
Problems
Using Script Files and Managing Data
The MATLAB Workspace and the Workspace Window
Input to a Script File
Output Commands
The disp Command
The fprintf Command
The save and load Commands
The save Command
The load Command
Importing and Exporting Data
Commands for Importing and Exporting Data
Using the Import Wizard
Examples of MATLAB Applications
Problems
Two-Dimensional Plots
The plot Command
Plot of Given Data
Plot of a Function
The fplot Command
Plotting Multiple Graphs in the Same Plot
Using the plot Command
Using the hold on, hold off Commands
Using the line Command
Formatting a Plot
Formatting a Plot Using Commands
Formatting a Plot Using the Plot Editor
Plots with Logarithmic Axes
Plots with Error Bars
Plots with Special Graphics
Histograms
Polar Plots
Plotting Multiple Plots on the Same Page
Multiple Figure Windows
Examples of MATLAB Applications
Problems
User-Defined Functions and Function Files
Creating a Function File
Structure of a Function File
Function Definition Line
Input and Output Arguments
The H1 Line and Help Text Lines
Function Body
Local and Global Variables
Saving a Function File
Using a User-Defined Function
Examples of Simple User-Defined Functions
Comparison Between Script Files and Function Files
Anonymous and Inline Functions
Anonymous Functions
Inline Functions
Function Functions
Using Function Handles for Passing a Function into a Function Function
Using a Function Name for Passing a Function into a Function Function
Subfunctions
Nested Functions
Examples of MATLAB Applications
Problems
Programming in MATLAB
Relational and Logical Operators
Conditional Statements
The if-end Structure
The if-else-end Structure
The if-elseif-else-end Structure
The switch-case Statement
Loops
for-end Loops
while-end Loops
Nested Loops and Nested Conditional Statements
The break and continue Commands
Examples of MATLAB Applications
Problems
Polynomials, Curve Fitting, and Interpolation
Polynomials
Value of a Polynomial
Roots of a Polynomial
Addition, Multiplication, and Division of Polynomials
Derivatives of Polynomials
Curve Fitting
Curve Fitting with Polynomials, the polyfit Function
Curve Fitting with Functions Other than Polynomials
Interpolation
The Basic Fitting Interface
Examples of Matlab Applications
Problems
Three-Dimensional Plots
Line Plots
Mesh and Surface Plots
Plots with Special Graphics
The view Command
Examples of MATLAB Applications
Problems
Applications in Numerical Analysis
Solving an Equation with One Variable
Finding a Minimum or a Maximum of a Function
Numerical Integration
Ordinary Differential Equations
Examples of MATLAB Applications
Problems
Symbolic Math
Symbolic Objects, and Symbolic Expressions
Creating Symbolic Objects
Creating Symbolic Expressions
The findsym Command and the Default Symbolic Variable
Changing the Form of an Existing Symbolic Expression
The collect, expand, and factor Commands
The simplify and simple Commands
The pretty Command
Solving Algebraic Equations
Differentiation
Integration
Solving an Ordinary Differential Equation
Plotting Symbolic Expressions
Numerical Calculations with Symbolic Expressions
Examples of MATLAB Applications
Problems
Summary of Characters, Commands, and Functions
Answers to Selected Problems
Index

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